Sometimes, by accident, I leave my phone next to my bed with the sound on.
This is always a mistake, because it beeps and squawks when I get an email or an alert and those things can come at any time and wake me up.
Which is what happened early this morning, only the squawk wasn't an email.
DAH duh DAH! DAH duh DAH!
(That's supposed to be the print version of an ESPN alert.)
That meant something big happened in the world of sports at... I think it was about 6 AM.
Fumbled with the glasses and read the alert.
Those hockey morons finally figured out how to split up all that cash.
And now it looks like there'll be an actual shortened season.
If I wasn't so busy, it would be a good day to go hang around O'Hare because I bet Blackhawks start showing up in droves.
So that's awesome.
The other thing that was awesome: playoff football.
Texans vs Bengals and Packers vs Vikings.
Christian Ponder probably wreaked havoc in Las Vegas by pulling out of the game just a teeny bit of time before kickoff.
I don't gamble and I don't think this changed who was expected to win, but I would imagine that the line had to have changed some because Ponder's backup Joe Webb hadn't thrown but a couple actual passes all year.
What do they do in Vegas?
Say all bets are off?
The bizarre thing was that the announcers seemed to think this was a good thing for the Vikings.
When Webb got rushed and panicked and threw that pass straight up in the air like a beachball, you knew for sure it wasn't.
So it'll be the Packers playing San Fransisco next week.
And the Texans beat the Bengals as expected.
You wanna see Brady vs. Manning in the Bowl?
Maybe that'll work out.
In the meantime, I've got a hundo on the Colts today.